Catalogue of the Museum
of Bronte* Relics
MUSEUM OF BRONTE RELICS,
THE PROPERTY OF
MR. ROBINSON BROWN,
Late of Haworth.
WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,
^.vttiionttts at fEiterarg JJrapertij & tSEurhje iUttjairaJiiJ* of Jlj* If in* JUia,
AT THEIR HOUSE, No. 13, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W.C.
On SATURDAY, the 2nd day of JULY, 1898,
AT ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY.
MAY BE VIEWED TWO DAYS PRIOR. CATALOGUES MAY BE HAD.
DRYDEN PRESS : J. DAVY & SONS, 137, LONG ACRE, W.C.
CONDITIONS OF SALE.
I. The highest bidder to be the buyer ; and if any dispute
arise between bidders, the lot so disputed shall be
immediately put up again, provided the auctioneer
cannot decide the said dispute.
II. No person to advance less than Is. ; above five pounds,
2s. 6^. and so on in proportion.
III. In the case of lots upon which there is a reserve, the
auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the
IV. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode,
and to pay down 5s. in the pound, if required, in part
payment of the purchase-money ; in default of which
the lot or lots purchased to be immediately put up
again and re-sold.
V. Every lot will be sold with all faults and errors of
VI. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense, imme-
diately after the conclusion of the sale ; in default of
which Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE
will not hold themselves responsible if lost, stolen,
damaged, or otherwise destroyed, but they will be
left at the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the
expiration of Two Days after the conclusion of the sale,
the lots are not cleared or paid for, they will then be
catalogued for immediate sale, and the expense, the
same as if re- sold, will be added to the amount at which
they were bought. Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON
& HODGE will have the option of re-selling the lots
uncleared, either by public or private sale, without any
notice being given to the defaulter.
VII. Upon failure of complying with the above conditions, the
money required and deposited in part of payment shall
be forfeited, and if any loss is sustained in the re-selling
of such lots as are not cleared or paid for, all charges on
such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulters at this
Gentlemen who cannot attend this Sale, may have their
Commissions faithfully executed by their humble Servants,
SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,
Wellington Street, Strand. London.
JAN 2 9 1985
THE PROPERTY QF
MR. KOBINSON BROWN,
Late of Haworth.
^4 ?v7e proportion of these Relics was given by members of the
Bronte family at various times to William Brown (father of
Mr. Robinson Brown), Sexton at Haiuorth Church during 20
years of the Rev. P. Bronte's incumbency, and to his niece
Martha Brown, who for many years lived in the Bronte family.
Those Relics which were not inherited from these relatives
by Mr. Robinson Brown, he acquired from Mr. A. Gledhill,
Keighley ; MissNussey ; Mr. W. Scruton, Bradford, and others ;
a few were purchased by him in the locality.
The Collection will be first offered for sale in one lot, with a reserve price ;
if this sum be not realized, it will then be sold in detail as catalogued.
ORTRAIT in pencil, " Annie Bronte," by C. Bronte
Pencil Study of a Head, by C. Bronte
3 Pencil Study of a Head, by C. Bronte
4 Pencil Drawing, "Amelia Walker," by C. Bronte, dated
March 17, 1830, signed
5 Pencil Study of Ears, by C. Bronte, Feb. 8, 1833, signed
6 Pencil Drawing of the Mr. Brocklehurst of " Jane Eyre," by
7 Water-colour, Flowers, by C. Bronte, signed
8 Pencil Drawing, by C. Bronte
Pencil Study of Eyes, by C. Bronte, dated January 25, 1830
10 Study of two Faces, by C. Bronte, dated Feb. 24, signed
11 Photograph of Miss Ellen Nussey
12 Photograph of Haworth Church and Parsonage, in one view
13 Pen and Ink Sketch of Grimshaw's Parsonage, Haworth, by
14 Water-colour Drawing, Fruit, by C. Bronte
15 Water-colour Drawing of Fruit, by C. Bronte
16 Water-colour Drawing of Flowers, by C. Bronte
17 Water-colour Drawing of Flowers, by C. Bronte
18 Water-colour Drawing of Charlotte Bronte's favourite dog
" Floss," by C. Bronte, signed [See Illustration]
19 Water-colour drawing, Flowers, by 0. Bronte
20 A Notice written by the Rev. P. Bronte, appointing Mr.
Stephen Taylor, of Stanbury, to be his Churchwarden,
April 16, 1827
21 Letter written by Charlotte Bronte, then visiting in York,.
to a lady " Susey," at Haworth, dated June 13, 1848
22 The Sun Newspaper, containing an account of the Queen's
Coronation : given by an unknown admirer to " the
Author of Jane Eyre," through Smith & Elder, who
forwarded it to Haworth
23 Portrait on porcelain of Dr. Adam Clarke, presented to Char-
lotte by a Liverpool friend
24 Deed of Gift from Eev. P. Bronte to Martha Brown of some
of the drawings in this collection
25 Water-colour Drawing, Flowers, by C. Bronte, signed
26 Pencil Drawing of Louis Philippe, of France, drawn by C.
Bronte, during her stay in Brussels
27 Drawing of Philip Moor, drawn by Charlotte Bronte. This
sketch was sent in to Branwell Bronte, who pronounced
it " Very Good" and wrote the same across the drawing ;
on the other side of the same is a fancy drawing of a
28 Portrait in oil of Charlotte Bronte, by J. H. Thompson, signed
29 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two profiles
30 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two profiles
31 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two faces
32 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of noses
33 An old Print from an edition of " Pilgrim's Progress," the
figures coloured by the Brontes. (This print hung in the
parsonage at Haworth)
34 Pencil Drawing, " The Crying Child," by C. Bronte
35 Pencil Drawing, " The Laughing Child," by C. Bronte
36 Wool-work on silk, " Shepherd and Shepherdess "
37 Sepia Drawing, " Revenue Cutter becalmed at Sea," by
38 Sketch in Indian ink Eiver, Bridge and Mountain Scene,
by C. Bronte, signed
39 Pencil Copy from one of Hogarth's pictures, by P. Bran well
Bronte, April 27, 1829, signed
40 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of faces
41 Sampler worked in silk by Nellie Cattrall, aged 13 years,
1781. This hung in the Haworth Parsonage, and was
the property of the Rev. P. Bronte
42 Portrait in oil of William Brown, sexton for twenty years of
Haworth Church, during incumbency of Rev. P. Bronte,
by P. Branwell Bronte, who died before the portrait was
43 Charlotte Bronte's portfolio, which formerly contained the
drawings given to Martha Brown
44 Shawl worn by Charlotte Bronte
45 Shawl which formerly belonged to Charlotte Bronte's mother
46 Fourth portion of a Shawl worn by C. Bronte, given to
47 Unfinished patchwork Counterpane, worked by the Bronte
48 Footstool from the Bronte's parsonage, Haworth
49 Surplice Box used by the Eev. P. Bronte, lined with pages of
the Monthly Review, of September, 1752
50 Two of Charlotte Bronte's Drawing Books, containing two
very slight sketches of animals
52 Westminster Review for January, 1848, on " Jane Eyre "
53 Quarterly Review for December, 1848, on " Jane Eyre "
54 Westminster Review for April, 1853, on " Villette "
55 Westminster Review for January, 1850, on " Shirley "
56 A copy of " Jane Eyre," given to Martha Brown by Charlotte
Bronte, 1850, fourth edition, with the author's autograph
57 Three Sermons by the Eev. P. Bronte, printed in 1824, 1842
58 A copy of "Pilgrim's Progress," dated 1743, belonging to the
Bronte family. This volume is referred to by Mr. Augu-
stin Birrell in his life of Charlotte Bronte
59 A copy of "The Doctrine of the Passions," 1791, by J.
Watts, D.D., with autograph signature, C. Bronte
61 Two Jugs from the Vestry of the old Church, Haworth, used
during the incumbency of the Eev. P. Bronte, given to
Wm. JBrown (then sexton), by the Eev. A. B. Nicholls
62 Eight pieces of old China used by the Bronte family
63 Two pewter Teapots and Cream Jug used by the Bronte family
64 Hassock from the Bronte pew in the old Church, Haworth
65 Charlotte Bronte's Doll Cradle
66 Charlotte Bronte's Flower Glass, which invariably contained
67 Wine Glass used in the Bronte parsonage
68 Scent Bottle belonging to the Bronte family
69 Morocco Workcase which belonged to Charlotte Bronte
70 Miniature Workbox containing pincushion, seal, &c., which
belonged to C. Bronte
71 Penwiper, in carved stone case, belonging to the Bronte family
72 Tortoiseshell Card Case which belonged to C. Bronte,
" Nannie " engraved on name-plate
7M Ivory Tatting Shuttle, Tape Measure, &c., nine pieces
belonging to the Bronte family
74 Silk Purse worked by Charlotte Bronte while in Brussels
75 Two pairs of Spectacles, silver frames, worn by the Rev. P.
76 Snuff Box used by the Rev. P. Bronte, from Binns' sale,
Saltaire, lot 364
77 Housewife used by Charlotte Bronte, afterwards given to
78 Steel Fob Chain and Watch Key worn by the Rev. P. Bronte
79 Pocket Book which belonged to P. Branwell Bronte
80 Lock of Charlotte Bronte's Hair, taken after death by Mr.
Nicholls and given to Martha Brown
81 Ancient carved wood Collection Box used formerly in the
Church at Haworth
82 Blue enamel Thimble or Jewel Case which belonged to C.
83 Wooden Box, with painted cover, containing buckles and
ribbon, intact, as originally left by Charlotte Bronte
84 Shell Cameo Brooch in gold frame, worn by Charlotte Bronte
85 Ivory Pincushion belonging to C. Bronte
86 Silver-mounted tortoiseshell Snuff Box, inlaid with pearl,
belonging to the Bronte family
87 Papier mache Snuff Box, the cover painted with a hunting
scene, belonging to the Bronte family
88 Pincushion with inscription " C. Bronte, from a sincere friend
and well wisher, A. M., October 15th, 1835"
89 Lace- work by the Bronte sisters
90 Three carved stone Vases from the mantelpiece of Charlotte
91 Two Pew Doors from Haworth old Church
92 Two Gas Posts from Haworth old Church
95 An Autograph Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Miss Nussey,
signed C. B.
96 A Book containing old photographs, newspaper cuttings &c.,
relating to Haworth and the Brontes, collected and com-
piled by W. Scruton
97 Newspaper controversy on the question of pulling down
98 " The Professor" 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1857
99 Pencil Drawing, by Emily Bronte, signed and dated
100 Lock of Charlotte Bronte's Hair, given by Miss Nussey to
Mr. W. Scruton
101 Three Ornaments made of oak from Haworth old Church
102 Portion of the Carpet from the Bronte pew
103 Photograph of Haworth Parsonage
104 Photograph of Oakwell Hall " The Field Head " of " Shirley "
105 Photograph of the Eev. P. Bronte
106 Photograph of the old Church without the Parsonage
107 Visitors' Book to Brown's Museum of Bronte Kelica, Jun
1889 to Sept. 1892
END OF SALE.
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